Patrick Wilson Picks Up a Role in Edgar Wright & Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
Though his starring role in Stretch has been indefinitely shelved, Patrick Wilson hasn't exactly hit a lull in his career. The actor has found success in horror with The Conjuring and Insidious (both with sequels) and now the actor is heading into the Marvel universe. The Wrap has word that Wilson is in talks for an undisclosed role in Ant-Man, the Phase Three film in Marvel's ever-expanding cinematic universe to be directed by Edgar Wright. The trade predicts that Wilson might be up for another major supporting actor to join Michael Pena (whose role is said to be rather large), but it's not clear if he'll be a good guy or a bad guy.
In addition, Evangeline Lily hasn't closed a deal to take the female lead just yet, mostly because the contact would include sequel options, and some details still need to be worked out. Pena isn't officially on board yet either, but we're pretty sure both stars will end up involved in the end. As for Wilson, he's an interesting addition to the cast, mostly because some people had pegged him as a good option to play a younger Hank Pym, the role that Michael Douglas will have as the original Ant-Man, before Paul Rudd takes over as Scott Lang. Is there a chance Wilson could play a Marvel character that would show up elsewhere in the universe?